National Mentoring Summit 2024

Mentoring is a Collaboration!

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Join Youth Collaboratory at our Summit workshops!

Friday, January 26th

  • Considerations for Engaging with Traditionally Marginalized Youth Impacted by Human Trafficking 
    • 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM ET | Meeting Room 14
    • Presented by Joy Thompson, Director of Programs, Building Community and Liberation
    • Email Joy
    • Download the slides
  • Approaches for Exploring and Addressing Community Mental Health Using Restorative Practices
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET | Anacostia Salon D
    • Presented by Joy Thompson, Director of Programs, Building Community and Liberation and Ivan S. Villaseñor Madriz, Training and Capacity Building Manager, Building Community
    • Email Joy or Email Ivan
    • Download the slides


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Human Trafficking Among Traditionally Marginalized Youth - A Video Podcast

In this conversation, Kanesha Lenore Jean-Baptiste, Training and Capacity Building Manager, and Joy Thompson, Director of Programs, Building Community and Liberation discuss the state of human trafficking related to youth who have been traditionally marginalized, specifically Black girls.

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Membership leads to bigger wins and measurable impact, improving the lives of young people, their families, and communities. Our members support the youth services field to be more equity- and youth-centered, research-driven, and effective.

We engage over 200 members nationwide and, together, we unlock funding opportunities, increase connection and success, and help ensure the safety and well-being of youth and young adults.

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The Youth Catalyst Team and the Girls Action Board are expanding and we are recruiting new members to join our teams. The deadline to apply is February 9, 2024.

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